6 Cocktails to try in 2022 | Secret Bottle

6 Cocktails to try in 2022

The Boulevardier

Named after a Paris-based magazine run by an American in the 20s & 30s. The Boulevardier differs from the negroni in that you don’t use equal ratios - heavy on the whiskey is best. The thing to do is find a whiskey that apes the flavour of gin, so the obvious choice is rye or a spicier sort of bourbon.

Ingredients

Ice cubes

45ml bourbon or rye whiskey

30ml sweet vermouth

30ml Campari

Orange twist to garnish

Method

Fill an old-fashioned glass with cubed ice, and add all the ingredients. Stir for 10 seconds, then garnish with an orange twist.

Find more cocktails like this in the Cocktail dictionary.

 

Lychee Ginger Martini

The lychee pairs wonderfully with many flavours, from citrus to cranberry, but it’s also a surprising companion for ginger.


Ingredients

45ml lychee liqueur or syrup

45ml ginger vodka

45ml rosé

A lychee or lemon twist to garnish


Method

Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker over ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, then garnish with a lychee or lemon twist.

To make your own Lychee Syrup check out how to make a simple syrup or if you need help making a Ginger Vodka have a look at how to infuse your favourite spirits.

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Yangon Bluebird

This particular blue cocktail is based on the signature drink of the Pegu Club - a colonial drinking establishment set up for British expats in Rangoon (now Yangon), Burma. In spite of its ridiculous colour, this cocktail is actually a very serious-tasting drink, with a tongue-scraping hit of citrus and a clean martini finish.

Ingredients

60ml London dry gin 

22ml blue curacao

22ml freshly squeezed lime juice

8ml simple syrup

1 dash of Angostura bitters

1 dash of orange bitters

A grapefruit twist to garnish

Method

Fill a shaker with ice and pour in the gin, blue curacao, lime juice and simple syrup. Add a dash each of Angostura and orange bitters and shake together. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a grapefruit twist.

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The Keith Haring

Inspired by artist Keith Haring this cocktail is a sweet and bubbly combination that is bright and hopeful much like Haring's iconic radiant baby.

Ingredients

30ml Giffard Mangalore

15ml amaretto

15ml freshly squeezed lemon juice

15ml gin

1 brandied cherry, for garnish

Pear cider to top off

Method

Combine the Mangalore, amaretto, lemon juice, and gin in a shaker filled with ice and shake until chilled. Strain into a Champagne flute with a cherry at the bottom and top with pear cider.

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Chocolate Negroni

This deliciously decadent drink is the brainchild of Naren Young, who serves it at his New York City outpost Dante. It takes the basic negroni - a naturally bitter drink - and turns it into a bittersweet chocolate libation.

Ingredients

30ml gin

20ml sweet vermouth

15ml Campari

7.5ml dark crème de cacao

3 dashes chocolate bitters

Orange wedge, for garnish

Grated Chocolate, for garnish

Method

In a mixing glass, stir together the gin, vermouth, Campari, crème de cacao and bitters with ice. Strain into a rocks glass. Garnish with an orange wedge, grated chocolate and a plastic stirrer.

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Bloody Maria

The Bloody Marys Mexican counterpart is made with tequila and is as legitimate as the original, adding a bit more character and vegetal earthiness to the mix, making it the perfect brunch drink.

Ingredients

60ml reposade tequila

1 tsp drained bottled grated horseradish

3 dashes Tabasco sauce

3 dashes of Worcestershire sauce

1 dash of lime juice

3 dashes of salt

3 dashes of freshly ground pepper

150ml tomato juice

A lime wedge and a celery stalk, to garnish.

Method

Mix all the ingredients, except the tomato juice and garnish, in a Collins glass over ice and stir well. Top up with tomato juice and stir again. Garnish with a lime wedge and a celery stalk and serve.

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